Events & Performances
Natchez Little Theatre
319 Linton Avenue at Maple Street
Natchez Little Theatre is America's most active non-profit volunteer community theatre and the oldest in Mississippi, entertaining the Miss-Lou since 1932. Celebrating 80 years, over 23,000 patrons from around the world visit Natchez Little Theatre during its 12 month season of over 100 performances.
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm, Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm, Saturday, November 11 at 7:30pm
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have 39 Steps, a fast paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
This 2 time Tony and Drama Desk Award winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously small but talented cast), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old fashioned romance!
A Christmas Carol
Fridays at 7:30 on December 8 and 15
Tuesday at 7:30 on December 12
Saturdays at 7:30 on December 2, 9 and 16
Sundays at 2:00 on December 3, 10 and 17
Adapted by Layne Taylor on a story by Charles Dickens
Jacob Marley died seven years ago and left his home and his half of the business to his partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. Marley was a stingy old man, and Scrooge happily carries on the tradition. Scrooge is a hard, cold miser who spends his days counting his profits and wishing the world would leave him alone. He doesn't believe in charity, and he is certain that those who do are just lazy bums looking for a handout. Scrooge's entire life is his Natchez cotton brokerage and bank and he shuts out his nephew who is the only relative he has. Bob Cratchit, his loyal employee, is a free man of color who supports his growing family on Scrooge's meager wages. Once prosperous Natchez planters and merchants are down on their luck after the War of Recent Unpleasantness and compete with carpet baggers and newly freed slaves for income. Scrooge has profited greatly by repossessing plantations and business alike; putting out war widows and orphans; and taking advantage of newly freed slaves. But Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him that if he continues to live his life in such an unchristian way, he will spend all eternity trying to make up for it. Three more ghosts visit Scrooge and show him the errors of his ways. Because of what he sees and learns, Scrooge opens his heart to the people around him and learns charity and love and saves himself from the doom of which Marley warned him. "A Natchez Christmas Carol" is an original family holiday musical featuring beloved Christmas Carols and 19th century costumes.
Tuesdays and Sundays, March 18 - April 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday April 14 at 2:00pm
An antebellum romantic mystery set in a beautiful mansion and considered the perfect well-made play. Olivia de Havilland won her Oscar or the film. There won't be a performance Easter Sunday, April 1st.
Thursdays and Saturdays, March 17 - April 14 at 7:30pm
A 1950's romantic comedy about Natchez and the Pilgrimage. This has been Natchez Little Theatre's biggest hit and audience favorite since 1952.
Mississippi Music: All Shook Up with Lynn Beach Smith and Alvin Shelby
Mondays - March 19, 26 & April 2, 9, 16 at 6:00pm
Stanton Hall, 401 High Street
Mississippi is the birth place of America's music. Come hear Lynn Beach Smith perform some of the greatest tunes of the 20th century. From the King of Rock-n-Roll to the iconic Gospel greats, this is a concert you will thoroughly enjoy inside beautiful and historic Stanton Hall.
An American in Paris: Jonathan Levin in Concert
Thursday, March 22 at 6:00pm
One Performance Only!
Brandon Hall, Mile Marker 8.5 on the Natchez Trace
Paris! That beguiling melting pot of culture, which has inspired artists of all nationalities fo generations with it's romance and charm. Jonathan Levin takes you on a musical voyage to Paris and beyond, exploring the vast musical influences of this magical city on musical artists from the romantic generation to the present. The program includes timeless favorites of Debussy, Liszt and Chopin as well as a thrilling solo piano arrangement of George Gershwin's masterpiece of the same name. Heavy hors d'oeurves.
Sundays, March 18 & 25 and April 8 & 15 at 5:00pm
Concord Quarters, 301 Gayosa Avenue
Tour, songs and light hors d'oeurves at The Quarters, on the site of historic Concord Plantation. Hosted by owners Deborah and Gregory Cosey, who share their story of the Quarters renovation.
Southern Road to Freedom
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, March 20 thru April 17 at 8:00pm
EXCEPT Easter week
Holy Family Catholic Church
16 Orange Avenue
A stirring tribute to the African American experience in Natchez by the award winning Holy Family Choir.